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hidyhowareya 04-22-2013 01:56 AM

Help me with this a2 carry handle upper!!!
 
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I bought this upper from a friend I get parts from for $20. He does not know anything about it except the fact he picked it up from somebody else. It is exactly like a regular A2 carry handle upper except it does not have the elevation knob. It does have a "K" stamp which is on one of the pictures. It does seem to me to be a mil-spec upper from the forward assist being like a Colt style. If anybody could help me out I would be greatly appreciative.

EW1066 04-22-2013 02:17 AM

That is an A1 upper. Thus no elevation adjustment on the carry handle. The "elevation adjustment" on A2's is actually a BDC and adjusts your zero for different ranges.

E-DUB

hidyhowareya 04-22-2013 02:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EW1066 (Post 1222681)
That is an A1 upper. Thus no elevation adjustment on the carry handle. The "elevation adjustment" on A2's is actually a BDC and adjusts your zero for different ranges.

E-DUB

Thanks, but where can I find out about who it was made by or what year it was made? Do you happen to know anything about any of that?

EW1066 04-22-2013 04:07 AM

I don't really know who made it but someone may be able to tell you what foundry forged it by the "k" on the carry handle. Other than that I would imagine it would be speculation for the most part as to who did the final machining and when.

E-DUB

Axxe55 04-22-2013 04:14 AM

i agree with EW, that appears to be an A1.

no markings other than that one "k", i really think it's going to be hard to tell who made it.

for the price, i would just build it and enjoy it.

SSGN_Doc 04-22-2013 12:28 PM

The K means it was forged at Kaiser Forge. Who did the final milling and anodizing will be harder to figure out.

If it was Colt there is often a C that is stamped into the receiver near the raised forge mark.

longunner 04-22-2013 11:55 PM

I'll give you 50 bucks for it :D

SSGN_Doc 04-23-2013 01:00 AM

Looking more closely, it is actually more correctly a C7 receiver since it has the deflector and forward assist. Bushmaster used a lot of these for their A1 type uppers. The C7 designation is for the Canadian M16 equivalent made by Diemeco (not sure if I got the spelling right).

Since it has the sights, FA, deflector, and port cover it should fetch around $100 to $150 or maybe more depending on the market in your area. They are good uppers for a very basic KISS carbine or folks trying to make a Israeli clone or a retro build.

Westy 04-23-2013 01:07 AM

Check here and see if you can find any marks or roll marking:

http://www.ar15.com/mobile/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=223495


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